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Results & Commentary: 1993 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1993

October 24, 1993 - This year’s race received its first major boost when it was selected by Reebok to serve as a stop on the inaugural Reebok USA Cross Country Grand Prix.

Brad Schlapak, representing the New York Athletic Club, successfully defended his title in 23:39 and in the process established a new meet record for the 8K course. Second-place-finisher Abidi Bouazza (23:47), of Westchester Track Club, finished eight seconds behind Schlapak.

In the women’s 5K, Carmen Troncoso, of Nike Texas, dashed Kathy Franey’s hopes of defending her title. With a time of 16:10, Troncoso finished twelve seconds ahead of the 1992 Mayor’s Cup champion, Kathy Franey, who took second place in 16:22. Melody O’Reilly (16:24) followed two seconds later in third.

In the men’s team competition, B.A.A. beat runner-up Central Mass Striders while the Boston Running Club’s women’s team took the top honor ahead of B.A.A.  Overall, there were 171 male and 65 female finishers.

B.A.A. Moment 5

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.